Emily Thornsen

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Syrian opposition elects president

BEIRUT — The main Western-backed Syrian opposition group elected a former political prisoner Saturday as its new president, filling a post that has been vacant for months due to divisions among President Bashar Assad's opponents.<p>Inside Syria, government troops advanced into rebel-held areas of the …

EU renews Turkey talks despite Taksim tension

Infront of tens of thousands of supporters, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan could not have been more direct as he targeted members of the European Parliament.<p>"Know your place," he roared in mid-June.<p>A few days later, he declared that he "did not recognise" the EU legislature.<p>Erdogan …

Woman Drinks Coke Instead Of Water For 16 Years

A real-life Super Size Me, only for 16 years instead of a month. Want to take a guess what happens to your body?<p>A 31-year-old Monaco woman was recently admitted to the hospital after suffering arrhythmia and fainting spells. Her potassium levels were found to be absurdly, dangerously low. These are …

Dad Sequences Daughter's Genome To Pinpoint Her Rare Syndrome

The extreme possibilities of personalized medicine<p>Dads all have their talents. Mine was a whiz at fixing mechanical toys, such as my orange, flower-printed, wind-up owl. Bea Reinhoff's dad trained as a geneticist in the 1980s, although he ultimately chose to leave medicine in order to fund biotech …

Satellite Photos Reveal Forced Relocation Of Tibetans

Before-and-after images show how Chinese officials have destroyed Tibetan villages and forced residents into government housing.<p>More than 2 million Tibetans have been forcibly moved to new housing since 2006, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The Chinese government has demolished …

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

Family confirms Mandela on life support | South Africa News

Nelson Mandela's family has confirmed media reports that the anti-apartheid leader was on life support, according to court documents.<p>The documents were submitted by Mandela's eldest daughter, Makaziwe Mandela; his wife, Graca Machel; and 14 other relatives as part of an ongoing dispute within the …